John Parks

John Parks

I've been writing about rock music and interviewing my favorite bands since I was 15.. Not much has changed, ask my wife.

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  • John Parks
    Published 3 years ago
    Album Review: Bobaflex 'Eloquent Demons'

    Album Review: Bobaflex 'Eloquent Demons'

    Bobaflex has just issued their latest album, Eloquent Demons, the follow up to 2015's Anything That Moves and their first for new label Thermal Entertainment. It's the group's eighth album overall since their Mason, West Virginia origins which date back to 1998; a long and often painful band history that includes various lineup and label changes and even label bankruptcies among other various temporary setbacks.
  • John Parks
    Published 3 years ago
    Album Review- ACCEPT -Rise of Chaos (Nuclear Blast Records)

    Album Review- ACCEPT -Rise of Chaos (Nuclear Blast Records)

    Legendary German metal stalwarts Accept have just released their new album Rise of Chaos, the follow-up to their 2014 release Blind Rage and their first since yet another lineup change. On the final track "Race To Extinction," vocalist Mark Tornillo sings, "We can change this story, adapt and compromise, balance is mandatory, open your eyes. Is this the race to extinction... a race to the end." He's singing about deeper world issues of course, but in the opinion of some longtime fans, he might as well be singing about his band and their place in the 2017 metal landscape.
  • John Parks
    Published 3 years ago
    Album Review — Dirkschneider

    Album Review — Dirkschneider

    Available now on all formats (well, okay not cassette) is this live document of heavy metal icon Udo Dirkschneider and his current band kicking all sorts of ass on his legendary Accept back catalog. This title is actually a reissue of last year's CD release but with the added bonus of a DVD/Blu-ray (more on that later) as well as extra tracks and some special new colored vinyl variations.